|Jack Benny Program: Season 4, Episode 4: Johnnie Ray|
(From TV.com) Rochester lounges around in a smoking jacket on his day off, so Jack attempts to cook an omelet for lunch. Don arrives and Rochester sings the Lucky commercial (to the tune of "The Sunny Side of the Street") as the two do a soft-shoe. Johnnie Ray's contract to appear on Benny's TV show arrives and Jack is horrified by his $10,000 fee. He storms over to Ray's home and offers him $250 instead...
Keywords: Jack Benny; Don Wilson; Eddie Anderson; Johnnie Ray; Danny Thomas
|The Jack Benny Christmas Show - Jack Benny|
An annual event on Jack Benny's radio show, Jack takes a trip to the local department store, only to run into some familiar characters. Notice Mel Blanc in his usual role as the salesmen unfortunate enough to have to wait on Jack, again, again, and again! IMDB for Jack Benny's Christmas Show Director: James V. Kern Writers: George Balzer, Hal Goldman Original Air Date: 18 December 1960 (Season 11, Episode 9) Jack Benny .....
Keywords: jack benny; eddie anderson; dennis day; christmas; classic tv
Downloads: 12,382 (6 reviews)
|CABIN IN THE SKY trailer|
A Broadway hit wonderfully adapted for film.
Keywords: movie trailers; musicals; all-black casts; Ethel Waters; Eddie Anderson; Lena Horne
|Buck Benny Rides Again (April 25, 1945)|
Jack Benny resists the entreaties of bandleader Phil Harris to journey to Nevada, where Phil's sweetheart, Brenda Tracy, is waiting for her divorce, until Jack meets Joan Cameron, one of a trio of singing sisters. Believing that the only real men hail from the West, Joan spurns Jack's advances even though her sisters encourage the courtship. Realizing that Jack's infatuation presents the bait to lure him West, Phil tells Joan that Jack owns a ranch in Nevada, and when Fred Allen's press agent br...
Keywords: Jack Benny; Buck Benny; Mark Sandrich; Joan Cameron; Rochester; Eddie Anderson; Phil Harris
|Jack Benny Program: Season 4, Episode 8: Jack dreams he is married to Mary|
(From TV.com) Rochester writes in his diary about the day's events: Mary rushes over to discuss something important and Jack thinks she's going to accept one of his numerous marriage proposals. Instead, she lectures him on being so cheap. Jack dozes on the couch and dreams about their wedding ceremony, with justice of the peace Don Wilson turning it into a Lucky commercial. Then it's on to their 21st anniversary; he's a failed radio actor/house husband and she's the breadwinner, still working at...
Keywords: Jack Benny; Mary Livingstone; Eddie Anderson; Don Wilson; Mel Blanc; Joan Benny; Ann Wilner; Leon Tyler; Barbara Pepper
|Jack Benny Program: Season 5, Episode 5: The Life of Jack Benny|
(From TV.com) Rochester is typing up the script for next week's show: Jack Benny's life story. The Sportsmen Quartet sing "You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby." Jack begins auditioning actors for the various parts in his saga. He hires a gorgeous young woman to play his first love, and his real first girlfriend to be his mother. He passes on the first young man who's auditioning to play himself as a child, instead casting the pushy little boy who is acting as the kid's agent.
Keywords: Jack Benny; Eddie Anderson; Don Wilson; Mel Blanc; Jimmy Baird; Harry Shearer; Jean Willes; Leigh Snowden; Dick Ryan; Joe Besser
Downloads: 4,184 (3 reviews)
|jack Benny Program: Season 5, Episode 2: Jam Session at Jack's|
(From TV.com) In Jack's monologue, he reads critics' reviews of his first show of the season; he skips those who hated him. Don balks at Jack's idea for the commercial but does it anyway: singing while skipping rope. Jack hurries home for the weekly jam session at his house. His pals filter in: Tony Martin (clarinet), Fred MacMurray (saxophone), Dick Powell (trumpet), Dan Dailey (drums), and Kirk Douglas (banjo)...
Keywords: Jack Benny; Don Wilson; Eddie Anderson; Dick Powell; Tony Martin; Fred MacMurray; Kirk Douglas; Dan Dailey; Billy Halop
Downloads: 5,718 (2 reviews)
|Lucky Strike Christmas Special undated excerpt - Shiffy 48|
This is a delightful sketch from what was apparently a 30 or 60 minute program. Rounded off, the duration is 12 minutes, 54 seconds. The label had no date. Perhaps several references to specific Rose Bowl games might provide clues. There is no network ID, so knowing that the first show for CBS was aired on January 2, 1949 does not help date it. At the beginning, Jack announces that Mary has a bad cold and that her sister Babe is filling that part...
Keywords: Jack Benny; Mary Livingstone; Eddie Anderson; Dennis Day; Frank Morgan; Don Wilson; Babe Marx (Mary's Sister) Lucky Strike; Christmas; special., OTR
Downloads: 141 (1 review)
|Jack Benny Program: Season 7, Episode 8: Talent Show|
(From TV.com) During Jack's monologue about his Christmas gifts, Don interrupts with a purse found by an usher. Jayne Mansfield comes out of the audience to claim it, saying the usher grabbed it from her when she was walking past. Jayne says it's a sneaky way to get a guest star. The Sportsmen Quartet sing and Rochester dances to "New Years in Trinidad" leading into the musical Lucky Strike ad. Jack conducts a talent contest...
Keywords: Jack Benny; Don Wilson; Eddie Anderson; Mel Blanc; Jayne Mansfield; Iris Arian; Leon Lanza; June Earle; Muriel Landers; Bill Days; Gurney Bell; Robert Garsen; Martin Sperzel
Downloads: 3,595 (2 reviews)
|The Jack Benny Program, Season 4, Episode 1: Honolulu Trip|
(From TV.com) Jack tells the audience about the trip he took with Rochester to Hawaii when a travelogue announcer takes over the story. On the return cruise home, Jack encounters "Dr. Masters" (of sex study fame) and Mr. Kitzel. Falling asleep in a deck chair, Jack dreams the heavyset woman beside him is Marilyn Monroe and that she finds him irresistible. He proposes but she's concerned about their age difference...
Keywords: Jack Benny; Eddie Anderson; Don Wilson; Frank Nelson; Artie Auerbach; Marilyn Monroe; Tani Marsh; Tyler McVeigh; Danny Kuaana; Maxine Gates; Kay Stewart; Joseph Kearns
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|AFRS Jubilee! - WA4CZD|
The Jubilee! radio show was broadcast on the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS) and featured "Negro" performers. The dates on these files, show numbers, as well as some performer's names, came from the Jubilee! transcription pages by Carl Hallstrom & Bo Scherman: http://home.swipnet.se/dooji/jubilee.htm The Radio Gold Index http://www.radiogoldindex.com DB was helpful too. Any typo or error is mine...
Keywords: World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, African American; World War, 1939-1945; World War II; Jubilee; AFRS; WWII; jazz; swing; jump blues; otr; Lucky Millinder; The Delta Rhythm Boys; Jimmie Noone; Butterfly McQueen; Ida James; Sister Rosetta Tharpe; Erskine Hawkins; Lena Horne; Nat King Cole; Eddie Anderson; Jean Rogers; May Johnson; James Mitchell; Johnny Taylor; Louis Jordan; Joe Turner; Ammons & Johnson; Harlon Leonard; Teddy Wilson; Thelma Carpenter; Jimmy Rushing; Earl Warren; Cee Pee Johnson; Maurice Rocco; Sir Lancelot; Louis Armstrong; Art Tatum; Fats Waller; Mills Brothers; Thelma Middleton; Barney Bigard; Lionel Hampton; Dinah Washington; Golden Gate Quartet; Johnny Mercer; Timmie Rogers; George Burns; Gracie Allen; Cab Calloway; The 4 Seabees; Bob Crosby; Andy Kirk & his Clouds of Joy; June Richmond; AFRS Orchestra; Duke Ellington; Louis Jordan & His Tympani 5; Fletcher Henderson; Delta Rhythm Boys; Dorothy Donegan; The Charioteers; Eddie Green; Jimmy Baskette; Dorothy Donegan; Bob Parish; International Sweethearts of Rhythm; Jimmie Lunceford; Carmen Miranda; Maxine Sullivan; Eddie South; Jerry Lester Meade Lux Lewis; Hedda Hopper; Ernest Whitman; Joe Sullivan; Elmer Fain; Tommy Dorsey; June Richmond; Butterfly McQueen; Count Basie; Thelma Carpenter; Earle Warren; Al Casey; Ethel Waters; Ted Straeter; Gene Krupa; Rose Chi Chi Murphy; Sam McDaniel; Charlie Barnet; Eddie Heywood; Buddy Rich; Thelma Carpenter; Illinois Jacquet; Billy Eckstine; Coleman Hawkins; Earl Hines; Mantan Moreland; Slim Gaillard; The Loumel Morgan Trio; The Town Criers; Benny Carter; Kitty Kallen; Red Callender; Josh White; The Four Blazes; Illinois Jacquet Sextette; Betty Roche; Jimmy Durante; Helen Humes; Effie Smith; Garry Moore; Andre Previn; Joe Liggins; Hattie McDaniel; Ernest Whitman; King Sisters; International Sweethearts Of Rhythm; Ethel Waters; Johnny Mercer; Nicodemus; The Four Vs; Boyd Raeburn; Ginny Powell; Earl Hines; Ricky Jordan; Tommy Todd; Bobby Sherwood; Liz Tilton; The Modernaires; Cliff Lang; Herb Jeffries; The 4 Chicks & Chuck; Kay Starr; Andre Previn; Vivien Garry; Les Paul; Arv Garrison; Barney Kessel; Frances Glynn; Jay Johnson; Liz Tilton; Paula Kelly; The Modernaires; Stan Kenton; June Christy; The Four Blazes; Max Miller; Shelley Manne; Kai Winding; Judy Carroll; Woody Herman; Jesse Price; Dodo Marmarosa; Joan Benson; Mel Torme; The Saul Davis Trio; The Merry Macs; Gerald Wilson; Mabel Scott; Beryl Davis; Cyril Haynes; Joe Alexander; Earle Spencer; Al Killian; Howard McGhee; Ike Carpenter; Jean Louise; Corky Corcoran; Pete Daily; Martha Tilton; Johnny White; Freddie Davis; Eddie Skrivanek Sextette; Peter Lind Hayes; The Luvenia Nash Singers; Al Killian; Ish Kabibble; Hadda Brooks; Merwyn Bogue; Jane Russell; Roy Milton; Ernie Felice; Lynne Stevens; Ella Mae Morse; Jimmy Rushing; Gene Norman; Will Scott; Johnny Desmond; Peggy Lee; Jane Russell; Kay Kyser; Hadda Brooks; Frankie Laine; Frankie Soputo; Johnny Desmond; Howard Halburt; Nick Delano; Murray McEachern; Lorry Raine; Nellie Lutcher; Kid Ory; Ernie Andrews; Dick Kane; Eddie Robertson; Al Sack; Annette Warrn; The Crew Chiefs; Eileen Wilson; Roy Eldridge; Jesse Price; Woody Herman; Linda Lombard; Opie Cates; Virginia Ginny Jackson; Toni Harper; Jimmy Mundy; Nellie Lutcher; The Mello-Larks; Jean Byron; Basin Street Boys; The AFRS Orchestra; Georgia Gibbs; Herb Jeffries; Keith Williams; Jean Taylor; Jackie Mills; Stan Hasselgard; Rickey Jordan; Vic Dickenson; Kay Starr; Dave Cavanaugh; Ernie Felice; Frances Wayne; Laine Sisters; Matt Dennis; Jimmy Zito; Bobby Troup; Trernier Twins; Jeff Dane; Harry Lubin; Anita Ellis; Walter Gross; Sarah Berne; Doris Butler; Johnny Otis; Joan Barton; Barclay Allen; Johnny Moore; Jimmy Witherspoon; Anita Ellis; Ken Carson; Ella Fitzgerald; Bill Barnett; Tampa Red; The Velvetones; Bob Keen; Frances Wayne; The Neal Hefti Quartet; Jelly Roll Morton; Harry James; Helen Ward; Page Cavanaugh; Earl Hines; Connie Jordan Quartet; Mary Lou Williams; Ray Anthony; Michel Perriere; Georgie Auld; Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires
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